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Duke Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, System Tune-Up
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Existing Home Air-source Heat Pump: $200
Existing Home Geothermal Heat Pump: $200
Existing Home Air Conditioner: $200
Attic Insulation and Air Sealing: $250
Duct Insulation: $75
Duct Sealing: $100
Heat Pump and Air Conditioner Tune Up: $50
A/C Cycling Power Manager Program: $32 annual bill credits
Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Starter Kit: Free
Equipment Requirements:Heat Pumps and A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor unit, and have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be 11.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor unit
Installation Requirements:Must be installed by a Duke Energy Participating Trade Ally
The program is available to customers residing in single family homes, condos, or duplexes.
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The Smart $aver® program offers incentives for residential customers to increase residential energy efficiency. Incentives are provided for qualifying heating and cooling equipment installation and service, attic insulation with air sealing, duct insulation, and duct sealing. Duke Energy Carolinas electric residential retail customers residing in a single-family home, condominium, duplex or mobile home are eligible for the incentives. All incentives are paid after completion of the services. Residential customers are also eligible for a free energy audit through the Home Energy House Call program. Interested customers should call 1-877-388-7676 to set up an appointment.



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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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